Under the Shadow
(Jordan/ Qatar/ UK/ Persian/ 2016/ 84 Mins)
Dir. Babak Anvari
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26th March | 06:30 PM
Stein Auditorium

Synopsis:  Tehran, 1988. Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa. Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed, unexploded missile might have brought in djinns – malevolent spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter.

Suitable for 18 years and above

  • Cast: Narges Rashidi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi, Hamid Djavdan and Nabil Koni
  • Screenplay: Babak Anvari
  • Production: Nasser Zoubi
  • Cinematography: Kit Fraser
  • Editing: Chris Barwell
  • Sound: Alex Joseph
  • Music: Gavin Cullen and Will McGillivray
  • Awards: BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by A British Writer, Director and Producer. Winner British Independent Film Award – Best Directorial Debut, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress
  • Festivals: Sundance Film Festival

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC



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